Amazon Studios makes it official. The company has implemented an official Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DE&I) policy, including a “step-by-step guide” with hiring and purchasing guidelines for the studio’s creative collaborators. Various reports. These policies, developed over a period of more than two years, were supervised by Latasha Gillespie, head of development and development at Amazon Studios.
As more and more activists and Hollywood celebrities demand concrete commitments towards human development and integration, Like inclusion ridersAmazon Studios “decided it was important to put them together to create one overarching policy to illustrate how we think about this and look ‘good,'” Gillespie said. Amazon also consulted with business partners and suppliers when formulating its DE&I policy.
According to the new game handbook, Amazon Studios products should “ideally include at least 30% women and 30% members of an underrepresented racial/ethnic group.” This target target will increase to 50 percent in 2024. Other conditions for “most production” include actors whose identity (gender, gender identity, sexuality, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability) matches their personality – eg, The trans character must be played by an unmoving instrumentalist; Including characters from each of the following groups (at least half of whom must be women): “LGBTQIA+, a person with a disability, and three regionally underrepresented racial/ethnic/cultural groups”; And seek at least three bids from vendors or suppliers, one of which must be from a female-owned company and the other from a minority-owned company.
“This is a moment for us to truly implement systemic change,” Gillespie emphasized. “This was an opportunity for us to take a deep dive and look at the systemic changes we want to see. I am very optimistic that we as an industry are all committed to that.”
Amazon Studios will require its creative partners to submit reports as well, enabling the company to track long-term development and development progress.
“For us, integration is not a mandate imposed from the top,” explained Jennifer Salk, president of Amazon Studios. “It’s a shared mission to create goals and a forum to talk about and structure.”
Albert Cheng, chief operating officer of Amazon Studios and co-chair of Television, added, “This is not a diversity initiative. These are policies that are rooted in how we do business. This is our deliberate effort to build fairness and representation in every aspect of what we do.”